Avifauna richness in Ilorin, north central Nigeria

Abstract :

The study of bird’s species composition was carried out in Ilorin during both rain and dry seasons to provide a detailed data of birds in the area. The birds are still is an important resources for people in Ilorin as food, medicine or ornament and as well as a personnel adornment. Some birds are still harvested by villagers in this part of Nigeria that probably cause some impacts on the bird populations. Bird diversity and richness were studied in Ilorin, Nigeria from January 2013 to February 2014, in two localities. Visual observations were done throughout the 13 months’ periods which covered both seasons namely dry and rain seasons. All sighted birds were photographed using two professional cameras. Birds were identified using available keys. Throughout the 13 month period 51 bird species were identified which belonged to 34 families. Further studies on understand the pattern of utilizing birds by people may reveal many interesting facts about man–bird relationship in Nigeria. Basic population dynamics such as species richness and diversity may help formulate further research on this topic.

Keyword :

Birds, biodiversity conservation, University of Ilorin

Author(s) : Weliange, W. S., Prasannajith, D. A. N. S., Amaechi, E. C.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Supplement

2022 Vol. 17 Supplement